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Everyday Bag

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Abbreviations
WS.      Wrong Side
RS.       Right Side
ch.        Chain
sc.        Single Crochet
rpt.       Repeat
sl st.     Slip Stitch
DNT.     Do not Turn

Crab stitch. Work sc backwards

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

Approx finished size:- 12” wide x 9” long

Materials
100 grams of King Cole Big Value DK in Grey (shade 093) Main Colour
20 grams of King Cole Big Value DK in White (shade 001) Contrast Colour
Available Here

OR
3.5oz of Worsted Weight #3 Yarn in main color
1oz of Worsted Weight #3 in main color
5.50mm Crochet hook
1 mtr (approx) of contrast color ribbon
4 large wooden buttons

GAUGE - 4sc and 5 rows of sc measure approx 1 Inch

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Base - With 5.50mm hook and main color ch7, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch to end. Turn. (6sc)

Row 2 - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn.

Rpt last row 48 more times until 50 rows have been worked in all. Do not Turn at the end of last row.

Main Piece - Working in row ends, work 1sc in each row end down first side to end, 1sc in each ch along cast on edge, 1sc in each row end up second side and 1sc in each sc along top of work, sl st to first sc. Turn. (112sc)  

Pattern Row - ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, * skip 1sc, 2sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * around
to last sc, skip last sc, sl st to first sc. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Row until 27sc rows have been work in all from base. Turn. Fasten off.

Join in contrast color and rpt Pattern Row four more times. Turn.

Eyelet Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * ch1, skip 1sc, 1sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * around to last sc, ch1, skip last sc, sl st to first sc. Turn.

Next Row - ch1, 2sc in base of ch1, * skip ch1 space, 2sc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to last ch1 space, skip last ch1 space, sl st to first sc. Turn.

Rpt Pattern Row three more times. Fasten off.

Join in main color and rpt Pattern Row four more times. DNT.

Working back over sc just worked, work 1 row of crab stitch. (see abbrev) Fasten off.

Straps x 2 - With main color yarn ch5, 1sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1sc in each ch to end. Turn. (4sc)

2nd Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn.

Buttonhole Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, ch2, skip 2sc, 1sc in last sc. Turn.

4th Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 2sc in ch2 space, 1sc in last sc. Turn.

5th Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Turn.

Rpt last row 68 more times until 73 rows have been worked in all from beginning. Turn.

74th Row - Rpt Buttonhole Row. Turn.

75th Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 2sc in ch2 space, 1sc in last sc. Turn.

76th Row - ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, 1sc in each sc to end. Fasten off.

Finishing - Weave in any loose ends of yarn, thread contrast color ribbon through eyelet holes and tie in a bow. Attach 2 wooden buttons to each side of bag equally (approx 3 Inches from each side) and fasten through buttonholes on straps.

Hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for an everyday bag.
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